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Combined military service and 14 years in the state legislature Mike Cherry or Princeton has given 41 years of his life to public service. We talked the retiring representative today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire December 31st.  Under a proposal from the Obama administration, any tax worries you may have should only start at an annual income of $200,000 dollars.  However, we’ll hear from an MSU professor what our region can expect from the end of the Bush cuts, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

Kentucky voters might see a third party candidate on the ballot this year that is a product of a new online national primary. We’ll learn about Americans Elect and more.

Every community in the country has been impacted by the down economy.  Many, like Murray, Kentucky, have had a rough time of it, coping with shrinking resources and growing budget shortfalls.  Other cities, including one almost identical to Murray, have fared better with their finances.  We’ll talk about why, and what lessons cities like Murray could learn, with the mayor of that parallel community, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

Hearings on the crash that caused the collapse of the Eggners Ferry Bridge have concluded in Paducah. We get the latest tonight on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

Kentuckians have been talking about state tax reform for decades.  Now, Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a blue ribbon commission to help him do something about it. We’ll speak with a western Kentucky member of the commission about the challenges ahead, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

(1.) STAND YOUR GROUND LAW: The so called “stand your ground” law cited in the media recently as justification for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is under scrutiny now.  Kentucky has a similar law. The law indicates a person can use deadly force against someone  threatening their life. Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship's help shed more light on this law in Kentucky.

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There’s an old chestnut about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but for an Elizabethtown car salesman, making it to the Metropolitan Opera stage is no joke.  He’s done it, and this is why.  We’ll find out how he made his dream happen, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

In Trigg County the  debate over alcohol sales is nothing new. In 2009 residents there voted to allow alcohol sales both at restaurants and at package stores. Only 36 votes separated the pro-alcohol votes from opposition votes. Judge Executive Stan Humphries has watched Trigg County change from dry to wet. He says revenue for the county is up between $12,000 and $15,000 per month. He says money from licensing fees goes to law enforcement related purchases.

(1.) COLSTON ON THE CAPITOL –- Lawmakers in Frankfort have been hard at work over the past week in the Kentucky General Assembly.  A proposed state-wide indoor smoking ban cleared its first legislative hurdle and the senate has passed four constitutional amendments.  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston gives Rick Howlett the latest on what’s happening in Frankfort.